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Political campaigning blamed for Sheen split.

BREXIT and Donald Trump have been blamed for a lot of awful things, but the break up of actors Michael Sheen and Sarah Silverman is perhaps one of the more surprising casualties.

> Michael Silverman The pair, who split in December 2017, had been together for four years, but in an interview with The Telegraph, Sheen elaborated on why the political climate led to them parting ways.

The Masters of Sex and Frost/ Nixon star explained that both wanted to become more involved in political matters, Sheen after the UK voted to leave the EU and Silverman after Trump was elected. This led to Sheen moving back to the UK and Silverman - who hosts her show I Love You America - travelling around the US to interview various people on the political spectrum.

He said: "I felt a responsibility to do something, but it did mean coming back here - which was difficult for us, because we were very important to each other. But we both acknowledge that each of us had to do what we needed to do.

Sheen and Sarah before they split "That led to her doing her show I Love You America and it led to me wanting to address the issues that I thought led some people to vote the way they did about Brexit, in the area I come from and others like it."

Sheen is well known for his social activism and has launched campaigns against pay day loans, supported the NHS and called for more support for the Tata Steel workers in his home town of Port Talbot.

In February Silverman announced the split via Twitter - joking that they had "consciously uncoupled". The US comedian borrowed the phrase Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin used to describe their split in 2014.

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Nov 30, 2018
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